May 12, 2012
From Greg Williams’ brother, Doug:

I am very sorry to report that my brother had a stroke at work Tuesday and has died. Age 66. He was working in Amarillo, TX. I’ll be flying there tomorrow to be with his wife and clean out his office and apt. & drive his car back to their home in Houston. He is to be cremated. Memorial service is pending & to be held at a later date. May your prayers be for him with his family during this sorrowful time. Condolences may be sent to:

Mrs. Joan M. Williams 14223 Lost Meadow Lane Houston, TX 77079

To those of you who knew him Greg was a great guy. Not just because he is my brother but because he was kind, loving, caring, dedicated to his profession & family, smart and with a great witt and sense of humor. We shall miss him immensely. He was my friend.

GOD’s speed.

Doug & Carol Williams

Greg Williams’ Obituary from the Oil City Derrick:

T. Gregory “Greg” Williams, 66, a resident of Houston, Texas, and former resident of Oil City, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Baptist St. Anthony (BSA) Hospice in Amarillo, Texas, with his wife by his side, as the result of a stroke he had May 8, 2012.

Greg was born May 17, 1945, in Oil City, a son of T. “Ted” G. Williams and Evelyn Cannon Williams.

He was a graduate of Oil City High School and the University of Kentucky, and he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Louisville School of Law. He returned to Oil City to private practice law with McFate, McFate, McFate, Williams, and McFate and previously was Venango County solicitor. In 1989, Greg accepted a corporate law position with the DeBartolo Corp. in Boardman, Ohio. He relocated to Houston in 1999. From May 2001 until his death, Greg was employed as a title supervisor with Coates Field Service, Inc. Greg maintained his Pennsylvania law license and was a member of Masonic Lodge #363, F&AM., the Scottish Rite in Oil City and Coudersport, and the UK Alumni Association. He was a past member of the Venango County Bar Association, the One Hundred Club, the Franklin Club and the Adelphoi Club.

Survivors include his wife, Joan Martin Williams of Houston; his mother, Evelyn Williams of Louisville, Ky.; a brother, Douglas C. Williams (Carol) of Oil City; a sister, Jane W. Kenner (Jim) of Louisville, Ky.; and Joan’s daughters, Lisa Moran (Troy) of Nassau Bay, Texas, and her children, Megan Montemayor of Nassau Bay and Joel Gregory of Dallas, and Leanne Pfendler and her son, Sam, of League City, Texas. Also surviving is Greg’s daughter, Lydia Williams (Scott Thomas) of Fort Pierce, Fla.; and his son, Theodore (Ted) G. Williams and his children, Sophia and Andrew of Quebec.

Additional survivors include nephews Taylor Williams of Bedford, and Gregory and Mason Williams of Oil City, who were a great source of joy and humor; mother-in-law, Dot Martin of Oil City; brother-in-law, Robert “Bob” E. Martin (Janice) and daughters, Gretta, Grace and Emma of Murrysville; feline friends, Riley and Rudy; human friends; and former in-laws of whom he had great affection.

Greg was predeceased by his father, T. “Ted” G. Williams; paternal grandparents; maternal grandparents; his father-in-law, Gerald E. Martin; Joan’s granddaughter, Julie Gregory; and feline friend, Roz.

His family wishes to thank the staff of Baptist St. Anthony Emergency Room, Critical Care, and Hospice in Amarillo for the care and compassion provided to Greg and to them. Gratitude is also expressed to Greg’s Coates Field Service family and Joan’s CHRISTUS Heath family for all concern, prayers and acts of kindness.

A memorial service will be planned for the near future in Oil City.

For those wishing to memorialize Greg, it is suggested memorials be made to Fisher House Inc., 7323 W. Highway 90, Suite 107, San Antonio, Texas, 78227-3562 (; or a charity of the donor’s choice.